Demonstrating and Documenting a Chemical Delivery System for Emergency Treatment of Ballast Water

Grant: # 1045

Grant Amount: $185,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2009

National Park Service - Natural Resources (Houghton)

Natural Resources

Brady, Carol ( (906) 362-3152

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-H - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

Large scale mortality of fish due to Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) has resulted in an urgent need to contain the pathogen and inhibit its rapid spread to all Great Lakes and inland waters. This project’s goal was to promote development of an effective chemical delivery system to treat ballast water, which helps stop the spread of this pathogen and help prevent the introduction of new invasive species and fish diseases to the Great Lakes.


Final Report